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In 1785, age 53 and at the height of fame, Haydn received a commission to write ceremonial music for Good Friday. The resulting instrumental composition was a triumph. Some years later while, Haydn stumbled upon a vocal arrangement of the work set to excerpts of Ramler's poem Der Tod Jesu. He revised that work and the ensuing oratorio, published in 1801 exceeded all popularity of the previous version and has become one of the composer's most performed works.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Hotel Wartburg, Mannheim, Germany (01/07/2002-01/09/2002).
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Works DetailsHaydn, Franz Joseph : Die Sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross), o
- Performers: Petra Labitzke (Soprano); Daniel Sans (Tenor); Christof Fischesser
- Conductor: Nicol Matt
- Ensemble: Chamber Choir of Europe
- Notes: Hotel Wartburg, Mannheim, Germany (01/07/2002-01/09/2002)
- Running Time: 52 min. 6 sec.
- Period Time: Classical
- Form: Cantata/Oratorio
- Written: 1795-1796